News & Announcements

  • Reminder Notice - Applications for IHOs

    The New York State Education Department is seeking applications from individuals to serve as impartial hearing officers (IHOs) to conduct special education impartial due process hearings for students with disabilities, 3-21 years of age pursuant to section 200.1(x) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, completed application and resume no later than July 30, 2014. For more information, please see http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/dueprocess/IHOannounce.htm. Please share as appropriate. Thank you.

  • Reminder Notice - Applications for IEP Facilitators

    The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking applications from individuals to serve as IEP Facilitators in the New York City and Long Island areas. NYSED will be piloting the use of IEP Facilitation in these two regions of the State, beginning in 2015. IEP Facilitation is an early dispute resolution option useful in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of IEP meetings when there may be disagreement about a child's special education program or service. Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2014. For more information including qualifications, selection process and compensation, see http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/applications/IEPfacilitatorrequest.htm.

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  • TIMELY - Requests for Applications

    The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking applications from individuals to serve:
    • as IEP Facilitators in the New York City and Long Island areas. NYSED will be piloting the use of IEP Facilitation in these two regions of the State, beginning in 2015. Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2014. For more information including qualifications, selection process and compensation, see http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/applications/IEPfacilitatorrequest.htm.
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    • as impartial hearing officers (IHOs) to conduct special education impartial due process hearings for students with disabilities. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, completed application and resume no later than July 30, 2014. For more information, please see http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/dueprocess/IHOannounce.htm.
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  • New Request for Proposals

    The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has announced Request for Proposals (RFP) #14-019: Special Education Mediation Technical Assistance. The full RFP and submission documents are available at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/compcontracts/14-019/home.html.
    Bids are due on August 7, 2014 and must be received at NYSED offices in Albany before 3:00 PM.

    Questions regarding this RFP must be emailed to 2014Mediate@mail.nysed.gov no later than July 17, 2014. A questions and answers summary will be posted by July 24, 2014 at the RFP link above.

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  • Request for Proposal Announcement

    The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has announced RFP #14-020: State Performance Plan Indicator 8; Parent Survey for Special Education Consumer Satisfaction. The purpose of this RFP is to secure a successful bidder to manage all technical and procedural aspects related to dissemination of Special Education Parent Surveys, and data collection and results analysis of the surveys. Bids are due on August 8, 2014 and must be received at NYSED offices in Albany before 3:00 PM. The full RFP and submission documents are available at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/compcontracts/compcontracts.html.

    Questions regarding this RFP must be emailed to
    SPP8survey@mail.nysed.gov no later than July 14, 2014. A questions and answers summary will be posted by July 22, 2014 at the RFP link above.

  • Public Comment - Proposed Amendment Relating to Approved Special Education Preschool Programs

    Public comment on a revised proposed amendment of section 200.20(b) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to the qualifications of individuals who could be hired as an executive director of approved preschool special education programs or assigned executive director responsibilities will be accepted until August 8, 2014.

    For more information, including a copy of the revised proposed amendment and the Board of Regents item, which includes an assessment of public comment and describes the revisions made to the proposed rule, please see http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/comment/announce-comment-20020.htm.

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Welcome to Family Resource Network

Serving Individuals With Disabilities and Their Families

  • The Family Resource Network, Inc., (FRN) provides family support services to families who have a child with special needs. We offer a variety of services to families in Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga and Tompkins counties.

    To read about our programs please click on the “Programs” link above. Our “News and Events” page will provide you with information about our trainings, conferences and support groups. Our Resources page contains resources for parents that are available locally, regionally and statewide. The “About Us” page provides information about our staff, board and mission as well as current employment opportunities. If you’d like information on how you can volunteer or make a donation visit our “You Can Help” page.

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